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Andrea Gemmet

Editor, The Almanac and Mountain View Voice

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About Andrea
Andrea Gemmet is the editor of the Mountain View Voice, 2017's winner of Online General Excellence at CNPA's Better Newspapers Contest and winner of General Excellence in 2016 and 2018 at CNPA's renamed California Journalism Awards. In 2020, she also became editor of The Almanac.
Andrea is a Midpeninsula native who got her first newspaper job while still in high school and has devoted her career to community journalism. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she became a staff writer for The Almanac, where she covered everything from homicides and historic preservation battles to city hall shenanigans, land use, education and local characters human and non-human. Her breaking news reporting on the closure of independent bookstore Kepler's earned her a first-place award for Public Service from CNPA in 2006.

Andrea joined the Mountain View Voice in 2010 as managing editor and was promoted to the new role of editor following the retirement of Editor-in-Chief Tom Gibboney in 2014.
Stories by Andrea
Menlo Park's Halloween Hoopla brings revelers back to downtown
Menlo Park's favorite DIY Halloween parade was back this year, as costumed kids took over downtown on Saturday, posing for the parental paparazzi and then trick-or-treating at local businesses.
[Monday, October 31, 2022]

Man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in East Palo Alto home
An East Palo Alto man was arrested on Saturday, July 30, following a fatal stabbing of a man in a home on Cooley Street.
[Saturday, July 30, 2022]

Almanac honored in California Journalism Awards contest
The Almanac took home eight honors, including two first place finishes, in the California News Publishers Association's 2021 California Journalism Awards.
[Friday, June 3, 2022]

Making a local call? You need to use the area code
Effective Sunday, Oct. 24, all phone calls on the Peninsula -- even local ones -- will require the three-digit area code, the FCC announced.
[Saturday, October 23, 2021]

Daly City COVID-19 vaccine clinic open to all San Mateo County residents 65 and up on Friday and Saturday
This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27, San Mateo County residents 65 years and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Jefferson High School in Daly City.
[Thursday, February 25, 2021]

With COVID-19 surge, Stanford frosh-soph students can't return to campus after all
Stanford University announced Saturday that freshman and sophomore students would not be allowed to return to campus for winter quarter, citing a surge in coronavirus cases.
[Monday, January 11, 2021]

Crime brief: Safe stolen from Atherton home, police say
A safe was stolen from a closet after someone broke into a vacant home on Belbrook Way in Atherton on Oct. 1 or 2, Atherton police said.
[Saturday, October 3, 2020]

Menlo Park names interim police chief: David Spiller, retired Pleasanton PD chief
Retired Pleasanton police chief David Spiller will take over as Menlo Park interim chief Friday, July 31. He replaces police Chief Dave Bertini, who announced his July 30 departure during a June City Council meeting on police reform.
[Thursday, July 30, 2020]

Longtime Almanac lifestyle editor Jane Knoerle dies at 95
Jane Hazelton Knoerle, who worked as a staff writer and lifestyle section editor for The Almanac for four decades and served as a role model for several generations of reporters, died June 19 in Southern California at the age of 95.
[Thursday, June 25, 2020]

Fire claims Skylonda shed, vehicles
A shed caught fire in Woodside on Friday, May 1, scorching several vehicles and partially burning an RV, Cal Fire officials reported.
[Saturday, May 2, 2020]